Paragraph?

Today, with your group, you’re going to do a little digging.  You’re going to dig into the paragraph examples here and here:

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Next your job is to figure out what makes them all paragraphs.  What do they have in common?  What are the “rules” for writing a paragraph?  After you’ve figured out the answer, post your thoughts in the comments (along with your group members’ names) and we’ll discuss together.  Happy digging!  Can’t wait to see what you uncover!

5 thoughts on “Paragraph?

  1. A paragraph is a about one certain topic. Ex: A paragraph titled Stars, should be all about stars. It should have at least 5 sentences. The first sentence is called a topic sentence. The rest of the paragraph is about the topic. The ending sentence is called the closing sentence. You can tell what a paragraph is about by reading the topic sentence. Ex: Stars are tiny balls of light in space. I hope you learned a lot about paragraphs!

    Anna, Rosie, & Jernandra

  2. RULES!
    1. You have to have to have a topic sentence.
    2. A paragraph has to have more than one sentence. About 5-6 sentences long.
    3. Some kind of conclusion.
    NOTICE!
    1. 5-6 sentences long.
    2. Some paragraphs give information.
    3. All paragraphs had punctuation.
    THOUGHTS!
    1. Paragraphs are helpful organizers.
    2. They can be about any topic.
    3. Paragraphs have details.
    ~Seamus,Owen,Don, and last but not least Devan

  3. A paragraph is a piece of text about a certain subject. A paragraph usually has five or more sentences. You could be reading long piece of text that is about a certain subject that has more then one paragraph, the paragraphs in that text would be about a subject, in that subject. Paragraphs have complete sentences, correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelling (they are also indented).
    You know when you have written a paragraph when you have finished everything about the subject or, have five or more sentences. When you are done with that paragraph then you move on to a new paragraph.

  4. Paragraphs are paragraphs because they stay on topic 24/7 and the rules are must have 3-5 sentences at least . They must be clear and have full sentences . They must be indented at the beginning. They must be punctuated.

    This is paragraph.

    Joe and Steve are good friends . They play with each OTHER ALL THE TIME . They have so much in common the both love ice cream and chocolate. They have ice cream eating contests . They are the best buddies EVER !!!!!!!

  5. A paragraph has to have proper punctuation, indents, at least 5 sentences introduction, and a conclusion. A paragraph always has an introduction telling what the paragraph is about. A paragraph also has at least 5 sentences that are it’s contents. One of the sentences is the conclusion, the conclusion wraps the paragraph up.

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